Big Game 2009

November 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Posted in Fun Outdoors | Leave a comment

Cal 34 – Stanford 28

Solaris WTF

November 16, 2009 at 10:37 am | Posted in Rants | Leave a comment

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Dell Mini

November 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Technology | 1 Comment
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Almost five years after the Mac mini was introduced, Dell has finally come up with a competitive product – the Zino HD.

It goes for about $280, or a little less than half the price of a Mac Mini. However, it seems that the Zino is only available with AthlonX2 processors while Mac minis have the more powerful Intel Core2Duos.

I don’t like the placement of the Zino’s power button and the curved upper surface – it makes it difficult to stack them or place them vertically.

Spiderman Busted!

November 11, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Humor (G- and R- rated) | Leave a comment

Into The Storm

November 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Posted in Fun Indoors | Leave a comment
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HBO produced two films about Winston Churchill – “The Gathering Storm” starring Albert Finney and “Into The Storm” starring Brendan Gleeson. Both are good films, but the second one is definitely better than the first. It may be because it felt faster paced since it portrayed Churchill during World War II, but as much as I like Albert Finney’s work,especially in “Miller’s Crossing“, Gleeson plays a better Churchill. The film isn’t on DVD yet, but can be found on YouTube (at least for now).

Outside of Churchill’s own speeches and quotes, I found this one the best:

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the gate:
β€œTo every man upon this earth
Death comes soon or late.
And how may man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his Gods?”

– Thomas Macauley. How Horatius Kept the Bridge

Oliver North Returns

November 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

The central figure of the Iran-Contra scandal has returned as a foreign policy advisor for Congressional Republicans. We can debate all we want whether the arms-for-hostages deal was the right thing to do or whether Congress had passed unjust laws, but one thing is for certain – he facilitated the importation of cocaine and other illegal drugs into the United States, and for that he cannot be forgiven, ever. His involvement with the GOP today only shows their hypocrisy and win-at-all-costs attitude.

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